Mrs. Hayden's Coffee Cake

Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 35 mins

Mrs. Hayden was a patient of mine when I was fresh out of college and in my first job. As a widow, she was lonely so I visted her often. She always baked something when she knew I was going to drop by. My daughter Shanna started cooking when she was 12 and this was her favorite foolproof sweet. It brings back many sweet memories.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Crust:.
  2. Sift or stir the cake mix to remove lumps.
  3. Mix in the butter & eggs to make a stiff dough.
  4. Press evenly into (2) 8-inch cake pans or (1) 9 x 13-inch baking pan.
  5. Topping:.
  6. Cream together the sugar & cream cheese.
  7. Stir in the eggs.
  8. Spread over crust.
  9. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes.
  10. Note: This would be a wonderful recipe to tweak using different flavors of cake mix, adding chocolate chips, nuts, dried fruit, etc.


Most Helpful

This was yummy! The only thing I did different was to add frozen raspberries to half , I figured then I could tell which I liked best. Both sides were good, but I think I liked it with the raspberries best. Also I only used about a 1/2 lb of confectioners' sugar because that is all I had on hand and it was the perfect sweetness, So thats all I will use next time I make it. Thanks for sharing!

my3girlz January 09, 2007

I loved that this was a cake mix recipe, and that it was so simple to make. I didn't have a white cake mix, so I used golden butter yellow. I added some frozen blueberries, which I think was a good idea because it cut the sweetness of the filling a little bit (very sweet and gooey). I found it amusing that everyone who ate it kept saying, "omigod, this is sweet!", but most of them had more than one serving lol! The two people who didn't care for it didn't like it only because it was too sweet for them (the people who really liked it WAY outnumbered the ones who couldn't handle the sweetness, hence the five stars). I think next time I might try this with a more tart type of berry (maybe raspberries or cranberries), because I think it would be a nice contrast to the sweetness of the filling. Thanks for posting!

Muffin Goddess July 22, 2006

Very simple to make. All ingredients you probably have on hand. I took the suggestion of adding a handful of semisweet chocolate chips. It was good, but very, very sweet. Next time I will try blueberries or nuts. Thanx for sharing!

*Parsley* July 20, 2006

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